The Who's Who of the Orenda Roadshows – Part Two

Over the past few weeks I’ve been sharing my memories of Orenda Roadshow’s past, but what you really want to know is about the authors appearing at Orenda Roadshows yet to come. Over the course of this week I’ll be spotlighting all of the fabulous talent you can find if you turn up to one of the five events happening around the country from 24th – 28th February. Check out the first two authors in part one.

Today I’m going to be shining the spotlight on two incredibly talented authors who will be featuring at every single one of the roadshows – Louise Beech and Helen Fitzgerald. I have both laughed and cried at their books, but I have always been entertained and one hundred percent in awe. If you are able to get to one of the roadshows, you’ll be treated to a reading from their books, the latest of which are I Am Dust and Ash Mountain.

For those who don’t yet know what an Orenda Roadshow is – and if not why not? – it is your opportunity to meet and greet and listen to one of the largest collections of authors outside of a traditional book festival. Featuring a wealth of Orenda Books’ finest authors, all of whose books I can heartily recommend, the roadshow has something for everyone. If you are a big fan of any of the authors, or the publisher, even if you are just interested in trying out new books from a highly diverse range of writers (there are people here from as far away as Norway, Finland, Germany, France and New Zealand as well as the UK) then this is the place you want to be. So without further ado, it’s time to introduce you to the authors.

About the Author

Helen FitzGerald is the bestselling author of ten adult and young adult thrillers, including The Donor (2011) and The Cry (2013), which was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and is now a major drama for BBC1. Helen worked as a criminal justice social worker for over fifteen years. She grew up in Victoria, Australia. She now lives in Glasgow with her husband.

Books By Helen FitzGerald

About the Author

Louise Beech is an exceptional literary talent, whose debut novel How To Be Brave was a Guardian Readers’ Choice for 2015. The follow-up, The Mountain in My Shoe was shortlisted for Not the Booker Prize. Both of her previous books Maria in the Moon and The Lion Tamer Who Lost were widely reviewed, critically acclaimed and number-one bestsellers on Kindle. The Lion Tamer Who Lost was shortlisted for the RNA Most Popular Romantic Novel Award in 2019. Her short fiction has won the Glass Woman Prize, the Eric Hoffer Award for Prose, and the Aesthetica Creative Works competition, as well as shortlisting for the Bridport Prize twice. Louise lives with her husband on the outskirts of Hull, and loves her job as a Front of House Usher at Hull Truck Theatre, where her first play was performed in 2012.

Books by Louise Beech

If you want to catch up with either of the authors and grab yourself a signed book (or two) including the chance to bag their latest, not yet available titles Ash Mountain and I Am Dust, tickets are already on sale for the events, so head on over to the websites and grab them while you still can.

The full list of event hosts for 2020 is here:

24th February: Waterstones Glasgow
25th February: Drake the Bookshop, Stockton on Tees
26th February: Linghams Booksellers, Heswall
27th February: The Bookcase, Lowdham
28th February: Griffin Books, Penarth

Appearing in Glasgow: David F. Ross; Doug Johnstone; Helen FitzGerald; Louise Beech; Thomas Enger; Johana Gustawsson; Simone Buchholz; Antti Tuomainen; Michael J. Malone; Matt Wesolowski and Vanda Symon.

Appearing in Stockton: Helen FitzGerald; Louise Beech; Thomas Enger; Johana Gustawsson; Simone Buchholz; Antti Tuomainen; Michael J. Malone; Matt Wesolowski; Vanda Symon; Will Carver; Kjell Ola Dahl; Helga Flatland

Appearing in Heswall (Wirral): Helen FitzGerald; Louise Beech; Thomas Enger; Johana Gustawsson; Simone Buchholz; Antti Tuomainen; Michael J. Malone; Matt Wesolowski; Vanda Symon; Will Carver; Kjell Ola Dahl; Helga Flatland

Appearing in Southwell (Lowdham): Helen FitzGerald; Louise Beech; Thomas Enger; Johana Gustawsson; Simone Buchholz; Antti Tuomainen; Michael J. Malone; Matt Wesolowski; Vanda Symon; Will Carver; Kjell Ola Dahl; West Camel

Appearing in Penarth: Helen FitzGerald; Louise Beech; Thomas Enger; Johana Gustawsson; Simone Buchholz; Antti Tuomainen; Michael J. Malone; Matt Wesolowski; Vanda Symon; Will Carver; Kjell Ola Dahl; West Camel; Matt Johnson

I hope to see you at one of the events. I am trying my best to get to them all for the Year of Orenda – we will see.

Have a brilliantly bookish day everyone.

Jen

7 thoughts on “The Who's Who of the Orenda Roadshows – Part Two

    1. I am. Tickets and hotel all booked. Really looking forward to it. There will be quite a few bloggers down there I think so will be great to meet you and everyone else xx

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